COMPONENTS

Review: 2017 Shimano Deore XT Di2

October 18, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words by Mike Cushionbury, photos by Eric McKeegan  When Shimano introduced its XTR Di2 electronic shifting system two years ago it was obvious that this technology would trickle down to the more affordable, second tier

BIKES

Review: Salsa Woodsmoke 29+ X01

May 8, 2017 Karl Rosengarth 0

“Salsa—you have made some risky decisions before, but this time you have gone too far.” That quip is a sample of the feedback that Salsa received after the Woodsmoke launch. The company’s marketing manager admitted

EQUIPMENT

Review: Lezyne Super GPS

April 6, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury Lezyne has been touting its entrance into the GPS market for quite some time and with good reason. The avant-garde pump, tool and accessory maker has released a smart looking, useful and

BIKES

First Impression: Salsa Pony Rustler

February 24, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

Salsa Cycles’ Pony Rustler is the rotund sibling of the brand’s well-admired Horsethief. Both bikes feature the same basic platform and very similar components, with the obvious difference being the wider wheelset of the Pony

GEAR

Review: NiteRider Pro 1400 Race

February 9, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

The Pro 1400 Race is NiteRider’s lowest priced 1,000+ lumens LED mountain bike light. It has a bunch of modes to choose from, but the three light levels you’ll find most useful when riding your

Inside Line

Interbike: Turner RFX v4.0 First Ride

September 17, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

The RFX has been out of the Turner lineup since 2007 but returns with a vengeance as a fully modern carbon fiber all-mountain bike. The Turner website is already loaded up with prices and build

BIKES

First Impression: Cannondale Rush 29 2

February 5, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Editor’s note: This is one of six bikes we’ve gathered together that fall between $1,900 and $2,600. Read our introduction to see the other five and watch for our long-term reviews of each in Dirt Rag

GEAR

Review: Uvex Quatro Pro helmet

December 8, 2014 Jon Pratt 0

This is the second Uvex helmet I’ve had, and I’m really sold on their design. For me the fit is dialed, the enclosure system is simple and dependable, and helmet doesn’t look stupid on my

GEAR

Review: Answer Rove FR Pedals

December 4, 2014 Jon Pratt 0

For the past month I’ve been running Answer’s Rove FR pedals on all my bikes. Swapping between a fatty, full suspension, dirt jumper and gravel grinder. That’s just how I roll. The Roves are solid.